Analysis Of Village By The Sea

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In the novel “Village By The Sea” by Anita Desai, focus mainly on the social dynamics and it condition in which the children lives. The book deals with the rural life and the lower classes of society. Anita Desai criticizes the society not taking better care of those who are unable to care for themselves. It is incredibly hard to write a book about such deep topics as poverty and the hope of life, especially with children as main characters. It is a unique blend of description and a good story of hope, despair, poverty and how life can change with the simplest of things. In this novel we experience the impact of the modern technological development on a traditional community of fishermen and farmers at Thul. And also problems faced by in Indian…show more content…
I feel that the book is distinctive and special in a way, as it alternates between the view of Hari and Lila is in the village of Thul. From these two point of view we can get the idea of similarities and differences between city and village life. The situation in the village was very bad as we can see the father drunk and a critically ill mother the character of the family struggling to make end meet. It brings the struggle of man for evading the psychic pressure of life in the hope of survival. The writer denounces the flaws of society by painting scenes of everyday life and also how society works and how it can put pressure on people sometime to the point of destroying individual. Anita Desai’s critical sense of observation and her essential thinking with common men become important in her expert characterization, vivid description of a vigorous plot which is highly authentic. When we examine the concept of free or new women in this novel, we take it for granted that Anita Desai understanding of feminine sensibility is well display in all her novel. Her protagonist, most of whom are women, battle desperately with, their traditional…show more content…
Lila among women and Hari among men are the central figures. Hari also feels that he must stand beside his fellow- villagers and fight for the rights of fishermen and farmers to earn their living by traditional ways. Their education has ended because of lack of money. Life is miserable for them. Lila has only a few days of work as a servant and Hari works a small plot of land to grow crops. The crop never yield enough food for them and his small fishing net never catches enough fish to fill the stomachs of his family. In my opinion, their father was a very irresponsible and careless man, and failed to be a good father of the children. When their mother was ill, instead of saving up to pay for her medical bills, he went out and spend recklessly money on toddy, which was a form of alcohol. Hari fears his father as he worry about him because he once hoped that he would die. Lila is frightened of him whenever he is at home. It is evident that the children were not close to their
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